Global Design Project #GDP256 - CASE the Designer Kayla McCreadie

Friday 4 September 2020 Bridgwater, UK

The challenge over at the Global Design Project this week is Case the designer Kayla McCreadie - check out her fabulous card!

When you case the designer you can choose which element(s) from the card you want to base your card on - I choose the background which is made up of die cuts of the same colour as the base of your card.

I've been meaning to try this technique out for a while, I've seen it pop up on cards all over Pinterest so this was the perfect time to give it a try! I don't know if it has a name but I love it!

In the UK we don't celebrate Halloween anywhere as much as Americans do - we certainly don't send out cards for it! We could however create Halloween party invitations - just maybe not this year....

I love Halloween so you will find that I will always share a few Halloween projects on my blog. The colours in my card are totally me and match my living room. Every year for Halloween I bring out my aubergine glitter skulls - I just wish I could keep them out on display all year round! 

I knew exactly which dies to use for my card - the bat dies from the Halloween Magic Dies

I attached Adhesive Sheets to the Blackberry Bliss cardstock before I die cut the bats - I knew this would make it super easy to adhere the die cuts to the base of my card. Good thinking batman!

I die cut a label from Black Glitter Paper and attached this to my card with dimensionals. I layered on top of this a sentiment from the Hallows Night Magic stamp set. I stamped Happy Halloween in Blackberry Bliss, I used the Banners Pick a Punch to create the banner ends.

Its hard to tell in my photos but after I stamped the spiders and before I die cut them, I covered the cardstock in Versamark ink - I did this by directly using the ink pad onto the cardstock. 

I applied clear embossing powder over the top and then set it with my heat tool. This gave the spiders a glossy look - it looks really effective but it's just impossible to capture in a photograph.

To complete my card, I added Rhinestones and Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon. This ribbon is an absolute dream to tie into a bow!

Did you know you can purchase the stamp set and dies I have used as a bundle? It's called the Hallows Night Magic Bundle and the great thing is you get 10% off when purchasing it as a bundle.

I hope you've enjoyed my project today - you can find my list of product recommendations when you click the image below. Don't forget to check out the other entries into this challenge over at Global Design Project!


  1. Was it you looking for stickups? Lidl have got packs in this week if that helps. Love your card ideas, classy.

    1. Yes it was me! I'll check it out when I pop in there next - thank you!!